Nürburgring racetrack Admit certain types of records, including compact cars, sports cars, prototypes, etc. Followed by “executive cars”, are cars like the BMW 7 Series, Audi A7 and Mercedes S-Class. And even the Porsche Panamera, recently made its mark on the class.
To be honest, I hate the name and the idea that these cars are for “the operators”, but I don’t make the rules. Here is a video from Porsche with a weird English dub that includes a running scene, along with the Porsche folks explaining that they can generate 710 hp from the Panamera’s V8, up from 620 hp from the Turbo S.
They also reworked the chassis and fitted the bike with sportier tires. The result was a lap time of 7: 29.81, or three-tenth better than the current executive car record holder, a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S that set the time at 7:30, 11 in 2018 with 12.9 miles.
Congratulations Porsche, I guess, although I would humbly submit that the distinction “ordinary car” shouldn’t exist, even if I understand intellectually why it is. I mean, let’s look at the time gap between the following categories:
And then there are two other categories:
The “Prototype” and “Sports Car” are completely legal, as well as another category, “Race car”, which includes legal vehicles not on the road, but for the rest I would recommend a separate category for Vans, a separate category for Pickups, a separate category for SUVs and then a final category simply Non-Prototypes, Not Race Cars, not impossible sports.
I mean if the purpose of setting the Nürburgring record is to determine the Fastest Parade, it would be less interesting to talk about the fastest Executive Car and more interesting to simply talk about the Fastest Car, the Van. fastest or fastest pickup. The Panamera isn’t even the fastest four-door car around the ‘Ring, but rather the Jaguar XE SV Project 8, which is bothersome and confusing.
Thanks for listening.